Panel Discussion: Worldchanging

Inspired by the popular environmental website www.worldchanging.com, Worldchanging (Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2006) offers a practical toolkit to building a better, more sustainable future. Highlighting elements of this toolkit, a panel of contributing authors discusses how each of us can incorporate these technologies and techniques into our lives for the benefit of the planet.

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What Might Cities Look Like in a World Without Oil?

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Today on the Streetsblog Network, we’re stepping back and taking a look at the big picture. Over at network member Worldchanging, Sarah Kuck writes about the ideas of environmental scientist and sustainability activist Peter Newman. Newman gave a talk in Seattle the other night promoting his forthcoming book, Resilient Cities: Responding to Peak Oil and […]

What Can We Learn from Oregon’s Mileage Tax Experiment?

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A few weeks ago, the Obama Administration had a rather embarrassing public difference over the idea of a mileage tax to replace the gas tax. It’s certainly one of the most contentious notions out there, but most of the debate is based on hypotheticals. Now, as reported by Streetsblog Network member Worldchanging, the Oregon Department […]

To Reduce Driving, Put a Real Price on Parking

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Today on the Streetsblog Network, Roger Valdez of Worldchanging examines whether making parking more difficult can actually reduce driving levels — and recalls the frustration he used to feel before he was able to jettison his car: Photo by functoruser via Flickr. [F]rankly, one of the things I enjoy the most about not having a […]

Getting Real About High-Speed Rail

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Today on the Streetsblog Network, member blog Worldchanging has an interview on the future of American transportation with Nancy Kete, a senior fellow at the World Resources Institute and the managing director of EMBARQ, the WRI’s Center for Transport and the Environment. A bullet train is not necessarily a silver bullet. Photo by rikdom via […]

“Green” Techie Futurism Is Not Reality-Based

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Today on the Streetsblog Network, we’re featuring a post from Alex Steffen at Worldchanging that takes on the ever-burgeoning fetish for "green" technologies. Everywhere you look these days, there’s talk of "going green." But Steffen, who’s been paying attention to these issues for 20 years, says the ecofads are hopelessly inadequate. His post, which is […]

Connecting Residential Density and Fuel Consumption

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Sometimes, and with some people, intuitive arguments just don’t cut it. It’s good to have some facts and figures at hand. That’s the topic of today’s featured post from the Streetsblog Network. On member site Worldchanging, Clark Williams-Derry wrote: Photo of a neighborhood in Ventura, California, by -Wink- via Flickr. Sometimes I feel a little […]